St. John Vianney Bulletin May 24, 2015

St. John Vianney
1920 Skyview Drive • Lithia Springs, GA 30122
Phone/Telefono (770) 941-2807
Fax (770) 941-5821 • Friary (770) 941-2817
Este sacramento puede recibirlo cualquier
persona que sufra una enfermedad crónica, o
que necesita ser hospitalizada para someterse
a cirugía o por causa de edad. Para recibir el
sacramento lo único es llamar a la oficina, en
caso de emergencia puede llamar a cualquier
Fr. George Sabol OFM Conv.
Pastoral Administrator
Fr. Reto Davatz OFM Conv.
In Residence
Rev. Mr. Frank Przybylek
Rev. Mr. Johnny Rentas
Rev. Mr. Carlos Garcia
Rev. Mr. Richard Searls
Mrs. Sharon Loiselle
Director Faith Formation
Mr. Karl Kuhlken
Youth Minister
Mrs. Karla Zelaya
Hispanic Secretary
Rev. Mr. Carlos Garcia
Confirmation Coordinator
Ms. Judy Sheridan
Parish Secretary
Maria Laboy
Pastoral Council Facilitator
Mr. Paul Bleess
Finance Council President
Saturday Vigil Mass 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. (Contemporary)
10:30 a.m. (Choir), 12:00 Noon,
Spanish Masses 7:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Monday & Thursday 7:00 p.m. (Lyke Chapel)
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. (Lyke Chapel)
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. (Spanish)
Friday 8:00 a.m. (Lyke Chapel)
First Friday Adoration 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Holy Days and Holidays Consult Bulletin
9:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m., evenings by appointment.
Saturday: 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. Any other time by
Anointing may be conferred on anyone who
suffers from a chronic illness, entering the hospital, facing surgery or the infirmities of age. Arrangements must be made by calling the parish
office. In case of emergency, call anytime.
Preparations for the Reception of these Sacraments have special criteria and instructions.
Call the Parish Office for further details.
Para recibir estos Sacramentos se requiere
ciertos requisitos especiales. Se sugiere consultar la oficina parroquial para más detalles.
Familia, matrimonio, casos personales, abuso de
drogas etc. Si hay alguna necesidad de conserjería profesional, el Servicio de Conserjería Católica de la Arquidiócesis esta disponible con dos
Consejeros en nuestra área.
Nosotros, Pueblo de Dios de St.. John
Vianney, como comunidad de Fe, estamos llamados por Cristo a vivir el Evangelio por medio de nuestros actos de fe,
esperanza y caridad. Vivimos unidos como una familia en la fe, compartiendo
nuestra diversidad de culturas, nuestros
dones y carismas y nos esforzamos para
convertirnos en una verdadera comunidad
iluminada y guiada por el Espíritu. Guiada
por El, queremos acercarnos a todos los
hermanos para compartir la Buena Noticia
del Evangelio, nuestra Tradición Católica
Romana y llegar con nuestra presencia
hasta a los hermanos mas alejados físicaespiritualmente de nuestra comunidad,
para que participen en la vida y tareas de
la iglesia.
We, the people of St. John Vianney, as a Catholic community of faith, are called and challenged to be Christ like by living out the
gospel through acts of faith, hope and love. We live united as a faith family sharing our diversity of culture, gifts, ministry and leadership as we move to become a true community of faith. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, as a warm and caring community, our desire is
share the Gospel and Roman Catholic traditions. We reach out to those in spiritual or physical need and encourage full
to live and
and active participation in the life and works of the church.
MAY 24, 2015
Mass Intentions for the Week of
May 25, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Monday, May 25
7:00 PM Will & Diana Adamovich - 30th Anniv.
Tuesday, May 26
8:00 AM +Leokadja Zielinski
Wednesday, May 27
8:00 AM +Deceased Franciscan friars, sisters,
relatives and benefactors
7:00 PM +Leokadja Zielinski
Thursday, May 28
7:00 PM +Leokadja Zielinski
Friday, May 29
8:00 AM +Leokadja Zielinski
Saturday, May 30
5:00 PM +David Philipp: Judy Sheridan
Sunday, May 31
7:00 AM +Leokadja Zielinski
9:00 AM +Genevieve Gary: Johnny & Frances
10:30 AM +Lydia Castro: Johnny and Frances
12:00 PM All Parishioners, living and deceased
1:30 PM Rosary Hour Mass
May 25, 2015 THROUGH May 31, 2015
Sir 17:20-24; Ps 32:1-2, 5-7; Mk 10:17-27
Sir 35:1-12; Ps 50:5-8, 14, 23; Mk 10:28-31
Wednesday: Sir 36:1, 4-5a, 10-17; Ps 79:8, 9, 11, 13;
Mk 10:32-45
Thursday: Sir 42:15-25; Ps 33:2-9; Mk 10:46-52
Sir 44:1, 9-13; Ps 149:1b-6a, 9b;
Mk 11:11-26
Saturday: Sir 51:12cd-20; Ps 19:8-11; Mk 11:27-33
Dt 4:32-34, 39-40; Ps 33:4-6, 9, 18-20, 22;
Rom 8:14-17; Mt 28:16-20
Administración de Tesoro
As disciples we are called to be faithful stewards of
Ɵme, talent and treasure.
May 17, 2015 $ 10,895.00
Cath. Communications $ 2,593.23
Thank you for your conƟnued generosity!
Please remember
SJV in your will and estate planning!
¡Gracias por su conƟnua generosidad!
Por favor recuerden a SJV en su planiĮcación de ulƟma disposición y
Memorial Day - Parish Office closed
7:00 PM
Bible Study
7:00 PM
7:30 PM
Contemporary Choir
Hispanic Choir
7:30 PM
7:30 PM
Hispanic Charismatic Prayer Group Core
Hispanic Charismatic Prayer Group II
7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Hispanic Prayer Group
Hispanic Charismatic Prayer Group
3:00 PM
6-8 PM
Epic Church Study
Reception for Fr. Michael Garcia
9:00 AM
4-8 PM
Hispanic Choir
Parish Picnic
In your prayers: Barb Dormer, Arnold Flores, Terry Brown, Carolyn West, Oneida
Chapple, Gwen Miller, Angelica HernandezOrtiz, John Deane, Rina Reyes, Beverlee Leo,
Cooper Hayes, Carlos Handal, Bob Robinson,
Art Davis, Olga Caubo, Carlos Silva, Ellen
Keyser, Vi Slagle, Rita Parr, Marie White
Archbishop Wilton Gregory has announced the
appointment of Rev. Ignacio Morales as pastor of
St. John Vianney parish and Rev. Mark Thomas
as parochial vicar; effective on July 1st.
El Arzobispo Wilton Gregory ha anunciado el
nombramiento del Reverendo Ignacio Morales
Párroco de la parroquia de San Juan Vianney y al
Reverendo Mark Thomas como Vicario Parroquial; efectivo el 1 de julio
May 24, 2015
Pentecost Sunday
Acts 2:1-11
Psalm 104
1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13 or
Gal 5:16-25
John 20:19-23 or 15:2627; 16:12-15
Luke tells us that the disciples
“were all in one place” (v 1)
on Pentecost. Their continued presence in Jerusalem is in obedience to Jesus’ command to wait in the holy city until they
receive the Holy Spirit (see Acts 1:4). In Hebrew, the word
for “wind,” ruah, is also the word for “spirit” and “breath.” It
was God’s ruah that hovered over the waters of creation and
was breathed into Adam. God’s Spirit comes to rest on the
disciples, and they are “filled with the Holy Spirit”; they begin
speaking “in different tongues” (v 4) so that their message is
heard by the Pentecost pilgrims in Jerusalem, “devout Jews
from every nation under heaven” (v 5).
Paul tells us that it is only “by the Holy Spirit” (v 3)
that we can proclaim the Lordship of Jesus; that is God’s Spirit
at work in us. The gifts of the Spirit are many and produce
different fruits, but they come from “the same God” (v 6).
Cyril of Jerusalem compares the Spirit to the rain: the same
rain falls on different plants, but the flowers they produce depend on their own identity, whether lily or rose or violet or
hyacinth (Catechesis, 14:12). Each of us is called to do our
part with what we have been given for the good of others.
Jesus’ Easter evening appearance to the apostles in
today’s Gospel is unexpected. They are hiding behind locked
doors “for fear of the Jews,” but he “came and stood in their
midst” (v 19). Showing them “his hands and his side” confirms his identity as the one who was crucified and had his
side pierced. Their response is to rejoice. He now gives them
“the Holy Spirit” (v 22) promised at the Last Supper. For our
evangelist, Easter inaugurates the era of the Spirit-led church.
For reflection: Is my experience of God’s Spirit more like a
strong wind or a gentle whisper? How have I experienced
God’s Spirit in the lives of others?
Today as we celebrate Pentecost the Holy
Spirit wants to make us advocates of God’s
presence to bring new life to others, especially those who do not know the love of
God in their lives.
Your gift in the St. Vincent de Paul envelope will help
the poor to believe in the mystery of God’s love for them.
Our St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry needs the following
Spaghetti and Sauce, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Personal Care
items: Shampoo, Mouthwash, toothpaste, body lotions, deodorant, and toothbrushes (Items can be trial size)
If you can donate any of these items, please deposit them
in the bins provided in the gathering area.
Volunteers are needed to help handle the numerous requests
for assistance that come into the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Weekly Stewardship Scripture Reflections
St. Paul reminds us today that all of our gifts have their
source in the Holy Spirit and that those gifts are given
“for the common good.” What gifts are mine to share?
Please put your monetary donation,
cash or check (made out to Paulding Pregnancy Services) in the baby bottle. We will collect them on
Father’s Day (June 20-21).
Paulding & Cobb Pregnancy Service Centers are
in the greatest need for the following items:
VacaƟon Bible School
will be held
June 15—19th
from 9AM—12PM
Many Volunteers are needed! Please contact Sharon if
you can volunteer in any way (
Hooded Towels, Crib sheets, Receiving blankets,
Sippy Cups, Diapers (Sizes 1
and 2)
Diaper Genie with Refills,
Humidifier, Vaporizer,
Bottle brushes, Bottles 4-6 oz.
Small learning toys (rattles,
Baby Formula (Gerber Good Start—Gentle or
Boys and Girls Clothes (Sizes 12 and 18 months)
El horario para las misas en español es el siguiente:
Miércoles 7:00 PM
Domingo 7:00 AM
Domingo 1:30 PM
24 de mayo
Domingo de Pentecostés
Por todas las personas: Para que el Espíritu Santo nos
lleve a comprender y apreciar de manera más profunda el
don de la vida de cada persona;
Roguemos al Señor
“El Papa Francisco ha cautivado el mundo con su
humildad, calidez y compasión por cada persona.
Los vívidos relatos de su ternura por “los más pequeños de estos”: los ancianos, los presos, los que
padecen discapacidades deformantes, los niños por
nacer y muchos más. ¿Por qué? En el centro de cada
una de estas interacciones hay una verdad que resuena en nuestro corazón, revelándonos algo esencial
para entendernos a nosotros mismos y entender
nuestro propósito. Somos amados”.
— Declaración para el Mes Respetemos la Vida 2014, Cardenal Seán P. O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., Presidente, Comité para las Actividades ProVida de la
Oficina Parroquial Cerrada
Lunes 25 de Mayo
31 de Mayo de
4:00pm - 8:00pm
La Iglesia pondrá las hamburguesas y
los hot dogs, lo único que tienes que
traer es un plato de acompañamiento.
Si quieres participar o quieres servir
de voluntario, favor de anotarse en la
hoja que se encuentra en el tablón de anuncios frente a la cocina.
Todos están invitados a la misa de celebración
del Padre Michael García en SJV
Sábado 30 de mayo
A las 5PM
Inmediatamente después de la Misa habrá
una cena de celebración por parte de la iglesia.
Se necesitan arơculos nuevos o seminuevos para
la subasta silenciosa del CCW el próximo
30 y 31 de mayo.
Para mas información comunícate con
Peggy Lynch 770-941-5204
Escuela Bíblica De Verano
Para Niños
Junio 15-19, 2015
De 9AM—12PM
Se necesitan los siguientes arơculos: VenƟlador Industrial
grande, Rollos de manteles de plásƟco blanco, Cubetas de plásƟco,
Cinta adhesiva roja, Cinta adhesiva blanca, un pollo de goma, Pequeña piscina inŇable , Bolsas de papel, Tablero de aislamiento de espuma de 8 pies, Pintura interior blanca.
Horario de oficina para servicios en español
Lunes, Martes y Jueves de
9:00am - 1:30pm
10:00am - 1:30pm
Camisetas para este evento estarán a la venta después
de cada misa. Para obtener más información, póngase en
contacto con Anthonia Okonkwo 678-687-4125
Madres y Bebes
Nuevamente los Caballeros de Colon estarán recolectando donativos de dinero (en
biberones) y artículos nuevos para madres y bebes en necesidad. (ropa, mantas, pañales, etc.) El año pasado reunimos
$4,000, cientos de artículos de ropa y
miles de pañales. Por favor depositen los
donativos en las cunas a partir del día de
la madre hasta el día del Padre. Hacer
los cheques a nombre de Paulding Pregnancy Services.
Para comunicarte directamente a la oĮcina en
español, debes hacer lo siguiente:
Marcar el Número 770-941-2807, después
Presionar el # 1 (Inglés), en el momento que escuchen la grabación: Presionar el #2, al volver a
escuchar nuevamente la grabación, Presionar el
#6, en cuanto contesten solo pidan hablar con
The 2015 Archbishops Annual Appeal is now underway. If you did not receive a
letter or did not complete an
envelope at Mass, please
pick one up, fill it out, drop
it in the collection or return
to the parish office. Please
make your payments on the pledges that you
committed to over the year. The theme of the
Appeal this year is, ALL THIS IS DO FOR THE
Eucharistic Congress 2015
Each year the Eucharistic Congress brings together
Catholics from across the Archdiocese and the country
to celebrate the visible, living presence of Jesus. Archbishop Gregory, along with Bishop Talley
and Bishop Zarama, ask that you join them for
this year’s Eucharistic Congress at the Georgia International Convention Center, June 5th and 6th. Archbishop
Gregory has chosen I Will Be With You Always as the
theme of this year’s 20th Anniversary of the Eucharistic
Congress . Take this opportunity to reconnect with
friends, spend quiet time in prayer and listen to powerful
testimonials from guest speakers all around the country.
MARY’S CIRCLE (A Morning Group of the CCW)
Will meet on Wednesday, May 27 at 11 AM in the
Day Chapel to pray the Rosary. Afterwards, we have
a reservation for lunch at Ruby Tuesday on Thornton
Road in Lithia Springs. We welcome all women of the
parish to join us. Please let us know that you will have
lunch with us by calling Audrey Ross at 770-943-1133
by Monday, May 25th, so we can have a number.
SJV Parish Family Picnic
May 31st, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come and join in on the food, fun, and fellowship at the Parish Family Picnic. The
Parish will provide the hamburgers and hot
dogs, but it is up to us to bring the extras. Please sign up in the gathering area
to bring food or to volunteer your time to
help. It will be a great day, so come join
the fun!
Sincere Regrets
Dear Parishioners,
I have not been away for a
single weekend since I arrived at
St. John Vianney. Unfortunately I
have to be away on the weekend of
May 30 and 31 to attend my niece’s
wedding in Trenton, New Jersey.
I regret having to miss Rev.
Michael Garcia’s first mass at St.
John Vianney and the Parish Picnic
on the following day. I will be with
you in thought and prayer.
Sincerely, in Christ,
Fr. George
May 30th - Team #3 - Ray Bell, Guy Catton, Kevin Leger
and Bruce Suilmann
You are invited to aƩend the
5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday, May 30th.
This Mass will be celebrated by Michael Garcia, who was
ordained a priest in Miami on May 9th. He is the son of
our parishioners Deacon Carlos and Dalila Garcia.
Michael aƩended SJV while in high school, before he
moved to Miami to become a priest, and is well known by
So, let’s spread the word and come support
Michael as he begins the priesthood!
The day of the event, we will have a “box” for families to
drop congratulaƟon cards into. Dinner will be catered, at
no cost to parishioners; however, we need families to sign
up for this event in advance so that we know how much
food to order.
On your way out from mass today, please complete the
sign-up sheet posted in the gathering area.
We are calling on all Ministry Leaders and Pastoral
Council members to help us get people to sign up aŌer all
Masses, as well as volunteering to help set up and clean
up aŌer the event.
You may contact the SJV oĸce at 770-941-2807;
Maria Laboy of the Pastoral Council at;
or Carmen Diaz of the Hispanic Ministry at
Calling All ArƟsts and
Aspiring Set Designers!
There are sign up forms in the gathering area AND you can
sign up on our website:
VBS is open to children ages 5 yrs old—8th grade. Students
in high school are needed to help with the event as Crew and
Assistant Crew Leaders.
The cost for VBS is $20.00 per parƟcipant. That cost covers
snack each day and all acƟviƟes. If you want to sponsor a
student or donate to help cover the decoraƟon cost, please
let Sharon Loiselle know. If you cannot aīord the fee, please
talk with Sharon.
We need lots of items to transform SJV into a Mt. Everest
hide-away! If you are able to donate any of these items,
please let Sharon know.
Large Industrial Fan
Rolls of plasƟc white
PlasƟc Buckets
Red duct tape
White duct tape
A rubber chicken
Small, inŇatable
8Ō PVC pipes
Electric camp Įre
Rope lights
Paper bags
8Ō Foam InsulaƟon
White interior paint
Large pieces of
packing foam
We need High School Students, Moms and Dads and anyone who wants to share their creaƟve talents that
God has blessed you with! SJV needs to become a Snowy, Mountain retreat … in Georgia… in June!
It is going to take lots of people to make this happen. We need men that can handle equipment and
anyone that can paint a somewhat straight line… basically YOU! Sign up online at
(The minutes are posted at
Attendees: Fr. Reto Davatz, Sue Baird, Trina Burke, Carmen Diaz, Lourdes Fontanés, Sharon Loiselle, Frank Moran, and Maria Laboy.
We introduced Bill Clarke, Associate Director of Professional Development, Office of Formation and Discipleship of
the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Bill provided an overview of the recently published Archdiocese Pastoral Plan. He stated
that the Archbishop has charged each Pastor with the responsibility to announce the plan to their parishioners, and tailor it to address the individual needs of the parish. This five-year plan has 14 recommendations; it is recommended
that the Pastor and pastoral council study those and determine which ones to focus on first. The Pastoral Council recommended that we show the video during mass in early May.
As far as developing a parish pastoral plan, that will be deferred until we have a new pastor. Instead, following Bill
Clarke’s recommendation, the Pastoral Council discussed the need to conduct a Parish Needs Assessment, since we are
undergoing a major change with the departure of the Conventual Franciscans. The new pastor can use the needs assessment as a tool in determining the priorities and future direction of the overall parish strategy. The Pastoral Council
will need to discuss this with Father George, who was unable to attend the meeting. It is the Pastoral Council’s recommendation that during the month of May we ask the ministry leaders to choose 3-5 members of their group to participate in the one-page survey. Upon receipt of the responses, the Pastoral Council will consolidate the results, and analyze the data to provide a state of the parish report to the new Pastor.
Maria announced that, as a follow up to a discussion during the Pastoral Council meeting in March, Father George
communicated his desire that we wait until a new Pastor arrives before we nominate and/or select new Council members.
We discussed the upcoming ordination of Michael Garcia, which will take place in Miami, FL on May 9th. A mass followed by dinner is still being planned in his honor for late May, here at St. John Vianney. Information will be published in the church bulletin and on the SJV website.
Chris Butler has organized a meeting for April 29, to begin organizing the Bereavement Ministry. This was announced
in the bulletin.
Parish picnic is still on target for May 31st.
Minutes from the Pastoral Council meeting held March 19 were approved by Lourdes Fontanés and Sue Baird.
Lauren Suilmann and Kate Kasmier
High School Margaret Magliocco
Njambi Karobia
Edgar Rodarte
Luke Jourden
Miko Ramljak
Chrystal Nwaogu
Odalys Hernandez
Harold Lomax II
Aleksandra Glod
Ifechi Okonkwo
Gianni Marte
Courtney Martin
Moises Vazquez
Kyrill Delaunay
Sebastian Pierre-Paul
Ashley Alphonse
Natalia Pierre-Paul
Terence Bergantinos
Starr Celestin
Joseph Bringman
Kim Bergantinos
Chrystal Nwaogu
CONGRATULATIONS to these graduates and may God bless them as they
continue on life’s journey.